Arthropod Diversity And Conservation

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  • Copyright: 2006-12-30
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
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Despite their enormous bulk and complexity of architecture, plants make up only around a quarter of a million of the 8 million or so species on Earth. The major components of biodiversity, instead, are the smaller, largely unseen, silent majority of invertebrates a?? most of which are arthropods. Vertebrates, a mere blip on the biotic horizon, are elevated in importance in the bigger scheme of things only by the human psyche. This collection of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers focuses on the diversity and conservation of arthropods, whose species inhabit virtually every recess and plane a?? and feature somewhere in virtually every food web a?? on the planet. Highlighting issues ranging from large-scale disturbance to local management, and from spatial heterogeneity to temporal patterns, these papers reflect some of the most exciting new research taking place today a?? and in some of the most biodiverse corners of the planet. Edited by David Hawksworth and Alan Bull, with a preface by Michael J Samways, this book will provide a valuable reference to anyone interested in the diversity and conservation of arthropods. Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:1 (2006), excluding the paper by R. O'Malley et al., The diversity and distribution of the fruit bat fauna (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Megachiroptera) of Danjugan Island, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines (with notes on the Microchiroptera), pp. 43-56.

Table of Contents

Arthropod diversity in Lama forest reserve (South Benin), a mosaic of natural, degraded and plantation forests
Ecosystem disturbances and diversity increase: implications for invertebrate conservation
The diversity and distribution of the fruit bat fauna (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Megachiroptera) of Danjugan Island, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines (with notes on the Microchiroptera)
Effects of landscape elements on the distribution of the rare bumblebee species Bombus muscorum in an agricultural landscape
How ant nests increase soil biota richness and abundance: a field experiment
Host specificity, alpha- and beta-diversity of phytophagous beetles in two tropical forests in Panama
Vertical and temporal patterns of biodiversity of fruit-feeding butterflies in a tropical forest in Uganda
Associations between weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidea) and plants, and conservation values in two tussock grasslands, Otago, New Zealand
Effects of management intensity and season on arboreal ant diversity and abundance in coffee agroecosystems
Influence of habitat fragmentation on the genetic variability in leaf litter ant populations in tropical rainforests of Sabah, Borneo
Comparing relative model fit of several species-accumulation functions to local Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea butterfly inventories of Mediterranean habitats
The habitat requirement of the Genji-firefly Luciola cruciata (Coleoptera : Lampyridae), a representative endemic species of Japanese rural landscapes
Diversity of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) in Galicia, Northwest Spain: estimating the completeness of the regional inventory
Topographic heterogeneity plays a crucial role for grasshopper diversity in a southern African megabiodiversity hotspot
Landscape effects on the genetic structure of the ground beetle Poecilus versicolor STURM 1824
The response of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) to selection cutting in a South Carolina bottomland hardwood forest
Factors influencing bug diversity (Insecta: Heteroptera) in semi-natural habitats
Insect colonisation of fruiting bodies of the wood-decaying fungus Fomitopsis pinicola at different distances from an old-growth forest
Dragonfly assemblages in arid tropical environments: a case study from western Namibia
Richness, abundance, and complementarity of fruit-feeding butterfly species in relict sacred forests and forest reserves of Ghana
Ecological impact assessment of the Aznalc=llar mine toxic spill on edaphic coleopteran communities in the Guadiamar River basin (Southern Iberian Peninsula)
Diversity of the scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) communities in the plantations of moist pine forests of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest and the Tuchola Forest (Poland)
Spatial distribution of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and moths (Lepidoptera) in the Mrtv luh bog, Sumava Mts (Central Europe): a test of habitat island community
Surrogate habitats demonstrate the invasion potential of the African pugnacious ant
Impacts of catastrophic earthquakes on the insect communities in estuarine mangroves, northern Taiwan
Countryside Stewardship Scheme and butterflies: a study of plant and butterfly species richness
Habitat specificity and variation of coleopteran assemblages between habitats in a Southern African (Swaziland) agricultural landscape
Effects of habitat disturbance can be subtle yet significant
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